vcczar Posted December 1, 2021 Share Posted December 1, 2021 @MrPotatoTed @jvikings1 @DakotaHale @Cal @Hestia @Rodja @Rezi @ConservativeElector2 and anyone else. While it won't affect this playthrough, I've created Era Benchmarks. This is just to increase tension and add flavor to each historical. Basically, the sole party that has accomplished their benchmark when the era ends, gains points and the other loses points. If both parties accomplish their benchmark, then no one scores points. Originally, I was going to have anywhere from 5 to 10 benchmarks per era; however, I thought that would force the game too much. Therefore, I'll just have 1 central issue per party. In games involving many human players, these could be used as bargaining chips. "I'll support bimetalism, if you vote for the Civil Rights bill." In this case, Red is willing to take a benchmark hit to get a boost of support that might win them reelection. Here are the benchmarks. Era of Independence - no benchmarks because there's no strong central government, parties are nebulous, and the goals are too shared at the moment. Era of Federalism - Red wants to establish the US Bank; Blue wants to add TN and KY as new states. Obviously, the other party wants to stop the other from being the case. One issue for Red here is that voting against TN or KY statehood can hurt their support there once they become states. If Red has a big lead, they might just allow the statehood and just neutralize any point gain by Blue by getting the Bank established. Era of Republicanism - Red just needs to avoid War with the UK, which puts Blue in a bind. Blue just needs to embargo the UK, which may lead to war. Overall, Blue might force war whether they want it or not. They're also in a bind if relations with the UK are good, which means Red will likely get points. Blue may have to use a lot of their power to antagonize the UK. Era of Democracy - A simple Bank War. Red wants to make sure the US Bank is active throughout this era. Blue wants to kill the US Bank. Era of Manifest Destiny - This will be a common war but it will be emphasized here. Red was to simply raise the tariff higher than it had been in the previous era and Blue wants it to be lower. Era of Nationalism - Two difficult goals here--would be made "easier" by a Civil War. Red wants to abolish slavery and Blue wants to acquire Cuba, which would come in friendly to the South (and as a slave state if it is still legal). Era of the Gilded Age - This was a massive fight at the time that may seem odd by today's standard. Red party wants the Gold Standard. Blue party wants Bimetalism. Era of Progressivism - Red wants to acquire Hawaii for their imperialist aims. Blue just wants Banking Reform. Era of Normalcy - Red wants to restrict immigration. Blue just needs to pass an agriculture bill. Era of Ideologies - Red goes back to just wanting to raise the tariff. Blue wants to pass Social Security. Era of the Nuclear Age - Red wants to weaken labor unions. Blue wants to pass both Medicare and Medicaid. Era of Neocons - Red simply needs to deregulate or repeal regulations. Blue simply needs to raise the minimum wage. Era of Terror - Red needs to simply lower the top tax rate; Blue needs to pass Federal Healthcare Era of Populism - Red need to have 2x as many justices on the Supreme Court. This would force Merrick Garlanding. Blue needs to improve the Planet's Health, likely through something like a Green New Deal. Both benchmarks are difficult. Era of the Future - This has no benchmarks because party direction will be totally at the control of the players. Democrats could become anti-science and the GOP might become the comforters of the poor and ill. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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